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Zürs 2023

  • Fri, March 03, 2023
  • Sat, March 11, 2023
  • Austria


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Includes round-trip air. Lucerne extension NOT included. Lift ticket not included.
  • Includes round-trip air and Lucerne extension. Lift ticket not included.
  • Air to destination NOT included. Lucerne extension NOT included. Lift ticket not included.
  • Includes Lucerne extension, but NOT air to destination. Lift ticket not included.

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March 3-11, 2023

Listed price includes round-trip air and double occupancy in a Classic Double Room.  Lift tickets not included in package.


Optional 4-Night pre-ski extension to Lucerne, Switzerland
Departs the U.S. Monday, Feb 27

Arlberg – The Cradle of Alpine Skiing.  Skiarlberg, considered one of the best ski areas for guaranteed snow in the Alps, has been captivating skiers and snowboarders from near and far ever since Austria's first surface lift added a measure of comfort to skiing in Lech Zürs am Arlberg. The Arlberg features more than 300 kilometres of downhill slopes, making it the largest connected ski area in Austria and the fifth largest in the world.

Our trip includes 7 nights (Sat-Sat) in the 4-star ski-in/ski-out Hotel Arlberghaus with daily breakfast and dinner.  RT air from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Zurich (details below).   Lift tickets not included.  Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included (details below).

The Arlberghaus, situated at 1,720 meters (5,640 ft) is the same hotel where the club stayed in 2018.  Free WiFi is included. 

Our room inventory includes a mix of Classic and Deluxe double rooms, which we are offering at different price points, with priority for your preferred type based on your sign-up date.  If  your preferred choice isn't available, the trip leader will after confirming with you make an adjustment to your invoice.

Our Classic Double Rooms "... are characterised by cosy comfort, warm colouring, pleasant lighting and a wonderful view of the majestic mountain world of the Arlberg."

Deluxe Double Room

Our  generously equipped Deluxe Double Rooms (aka "half apartments") "... are roomy, bright and open.  With sofa and armchair, the cosy living area invites guests to lean back and dream."

Classic Single Room

A limited number of Classic Single Rooms is also available.  If you request a single room, the trip leader will confirm the cost and make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

The hotel offers an array of wellness amenities:   Relax in the sauna or steam bath, enjoy soothing warmth in the infrared cabin, or conclude the day with a leisurely fitness program.  "In the entire spa & wellness area of our hotel you sense all around you the revitalizing fragrance of pine-wood and mountain herbs. The crowning conclusion is a romantic bath under the starlit sky in our Dutch Tub."

Lift Passes:  Lift tickets are not included in the trip package.  The costs are listed on this website Here are this-winter's prices (updated 10/13/2022):

 Ski Arlberg Lift Passes (2023 prices)
 2-Day  3-Day  4-Day 5-Day
 Adults  €132  €194  €254  €308  €358
 Seniors (born 1949 to 1958)
 €119  €172  €220  €266  €309
 "Active Seniors" (born 1948 & earlier)
 €64  €94  €125  €156  **

Note:  Lift passes are for consecutive days.  **The "Active Senior" lift pass is sold for a maximum of 5 days.  To ski all 6 days (or for any age to ski 5 days with a day-off midweek) you'll need to buy two passes.

Epic Passes:  Last winter, Epic Pass Holders (as described on this website) received three days of skiing at Arlberg ski resorts when they "... stay a minimum of three consecutive nights at a participating Arlberg resort lodging property. However, we do not qualify for the benefit as our hotel isn't participating in the program this winter. 

Trip Insurance:   Emergency medical, evacuation & repatriation insurance (not cancellation insurance) is included.  Note that this is not cancellation coverage and will not provide any relief if you have to cancel from the trip before it begins, whether for medical or other reasons.  You may upgrade your coverage to include cancellation insurance by clicking on the link. It will take you to a flyer describing the options available.

To upgrade to “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance, you must contact Myra Altschuler at within 14 days from the date you write your first deposit check or make your first deposit by credit card.

Lucerne Option - $930
4-night pre-skiing extension

departs from the U.S. Monday, February 27

Lucerne is known for its stunning medieval architecture and stunning location on the edge of Lake Lucerne amid snow-capped mountains.  Its colorful Altstadt (old town) is bordered on the north by the 870m Museggmauer (Musegg Wall), a 14-century rampart.  The covered Kapellbrücke (Chapel Bridge), built in 1333, links the Aldstadt to the Reuss River's right bank.

Chapel Bridge

Our excursion includes four nights (Tues-Sat) in the 4-star Radisson Blu Hotel with daily breakfast and a half-day guided city tour.

Surrounded by the famed mountains of Switzerland, the Radisson Blu is an ideal base for our vacation with its many amenities including free Wi-Fi and in-room coffee and tea facilities.  The hotel’s award-winning LUCE restaurant serves a variety of delectable Mediterranean and Swiss dishes.  Or try a creative cocktail or vintage wine in the LUCE's Bar or Wine Lounge.  On-site services include a fitness center, a sauna, and a steam bath. 

Things To Do:  Our included guided city tour will be through the beautiful Old Town with its old buildings and bridges, narrow cobblestone alleyways, and gorgeous medieval squares with great boutiques, beautiful shops, cafes and great restaurants.  Others things of interest include the Chapel Bridge (Kapellbrücke), the Water Tower, the Spreuer Bridge, the Jesuit Church, the Bourbaki Museum, the Glacier Garden, the Swiss Transport Museum, and the Picasso and Rosengart Museums.  And we must take a cruise on Lake Lucerne!

Listed cost is for double occupancy.  A limited number of rooms may be available for single occupancy; request when registering and the trip leader will confirm availability and cost (est @ $660), and make an adjustment to your invoice if you can be confirmed.

Itinerary for Lucerne Extension:

Saturday morning (March 4) we'll be bused to Zurich airport where we'll pick up  the "ski-only" group who will have arrived on their flight from the U.S.  Then we'll all continue on the approximate two-hour ride to the resort for our week of skiing.  Both groups fly home on Saturday, March 11.

Air Schedule:  Flights on United Airlines - Updated 8/23/2022 (minor changes)
                                             (Subject to change)

          Main (Ski-Only) Group                               

OUTBOUND - Friday March 3
    UA #52 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:35 pm

Arrive Zurich (ZRH) Saturday 7:40 am
RETURN - Saturday March 11
    UA #53 Depart Zurich (ZRH) 11:45 am
Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:30 pm

          Lucerne Extension Group                               

OUTBOUND - Monday February 27
    UA #52 Depart Dulles (IAD) 5:35 pm

Arrive Zurich (ZRH) Tuesday 7:40 am
RETURN - Saturday March 11
    UA #53 Depart Zurich (ZRH) 11:45 am
Arrive Washington Dulles (IAD) 3:30 pm

Membership Requirement:   Your club membership must be current when signing up for the trip and throughout the duration of the trip.  The trip will be "sanctioned" through the Blue Ridge Ski Council.  Current members of other BRSC member ski clubs may register for the trip beginning August 1.

Payment Schedule: 

 Zürs  Initial Deposit
October 11, 2022  December 13, 2022
 Ski-Only Trip
 $1000  $1000  Balance Due
 Lucerne Extension
 $300  $300  Balance Due
  Single Supplement  $200 $200
  Balance Due

We’ll confirm your registration after you've signed up (registered) for the trip and we've received your payment:  Pay online by going to our Partial Payments Page where you can make initial deposits &/or interim payments for one or more trips, and for one or more members, in a single transaction.  You may also make partial payments with credit cards at club meetings.  Note:  If you wish instead to pay for the entire trip (or to pay your remaining balance), you should make your payment directly against your trip invoice.  You can find your invoice(s) from your profile page by selecting your name in the upper right corner of the website when you are logged in.

If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to the Pentagon Ski Club and mail it to Christina at the address below.  Indicate which trip, and what skier(s), it is for.   Or give it to Dave or Christina at a club meeting.

Trip Leaders:

Dave Olsen

(301) 579-2749 (h)
(301) 807-0918 (c)

Christina Anderson
5502 Maplefield Place
Alexandria, VA  22310
(703) 719-6714 (h)
(703) 489-6171 (c)

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